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Broadtail Fry Growing

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So, I have about 100 Broadtail Ryukin fry left from my Jan 18th spawning. Today, I am sorting them for their final "sort". They go into three tanks - one is the "best" for me to keep - and to share with special friends and breeders, the next is to grow out for petshop sales, and the final is either find them a home or cull them tank. (I hate the last grouping - but there are so many that it may be necessary).

The calicos colored a while ago, but the reds still are displaying fry green. There are a few tripod tails - but they are spectacular fish with amazing tails - tripod or not. They will go into the 2nd tank. In the first group there is one fish.....all I can say is that he looks better and better each day I see him. I think he will be solid red when he changes - he is still green. I tried to take a picture of him.... but as all of you who know me know that I am TERRIBLE with a camera.

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I split these posts so the post would not go too wide. I hope this works.....

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They are growing well.

What are your plans for all of them?

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They look great! I can't wait for more pics to see how they mature!

I fortunately won't have to go through that process as I only got 4 fry out of my spawn (first time breeding and I didn't put down breeding mats). If they're all healthy, I'll likely be able to keep them all (or give some to Koko's members who are local).

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Wow, there are so many of them!! Very nice too!

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Wow! That sure is a nice group of fish! I would love to take a couple if I had the room.

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You have some beautiful deep bodied fry. I like the little button eye one and the high dorsal close up gold one. They all look very active and healthy. Have you selected the extra specials yet (the keepers :yeah: )

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I would love to see a close up of your favorite one! I only kept 2 fry, but mine are just mutts anyway . I was hoping for another nice showy one like Smooters though.

I know they are zippy at that age but maybe you could squeeze off a shot when they are eating, they can't seem to swim and eat at the same time. :D

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I promise to try. My pictures are usually best when they involve a 12 incher that is sleeping, not a 1 incher that is feeding, but..... :rolleyes:

I have decided to pull my favorite 4 from the main group anyway.

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They are so cute!! Can't wait to see "the Fab Four!!"

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Well, good luck getting a good pictures of those little things - it isn't easy... :D They do look lovely, Daryl - fat and deep bodied. And I see some humps on a lot of them. Nice fins as well! What are you feeding them now?

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They get GC fish flakes (shrimp/fish/spirilana), soaked Hikari Lionhead pellets and loads of bloodworms to build muscle. :)

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How are they babies doing Daryl?

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I have separated out all the "pet-shop" fry to a growout bin in the back room. The "show" and "breeder" and such fry are still in the front room 40 gallon breeder. I have to do a bunch of shipping when I return from my upcoming trip - to send them out to various breeders that I have promised them to - for trade and other considerations. A number of the best fins are going to improve the fins in a line of Veiltails. (Broadtails are veiltails placed on breeds other than a Veiltail) I think I am keeping about 4 of them....

I am one of the world's worst photographers, but maybe I can see if I can take better pictures. Now that I have taken the number down to 30 in the front tank, it ought to be easier to get a photo of individuals.... I hope.

Some of the red ones are starting to color, now. The calicos have gotten very bright - some with intense black tails and such. There is one that I was soooooooo loathe to put in the pet shop group - one of the most spectacular set of monster fins, bright colors and fantastic Ryukin body - but the tail was a tripod at the top. :( It is a true beauty! Some lucky person will find that one in the pet shop and have a spectacular fish for a buck or two! There are two or three "broadtail Tamasabas" in there, too. A mixture, that!

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I wish, when you get in the "shipping mode", that you would pick out one or two FOR ME!! I will G L A D L Y pay for shipping!!! What do ya' think? :flowers

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nice ryukins!they all look beatiful.looks like alot though.good luck takin care of them! :joke lol

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Awww! I can't wait til next year!! :happydance

They're so pretty!

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